The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has come up with a new solution to shift the dumping ground located near Deepor Beel to a new location. Following the order of NGT the GMC has decided to shift the dumping ground from present location to Chandrapur area.
However, it would not be known as dumping ground, rather the government will build a Solid Waste Extraction Project in Chandrapur. The project will be ready within 3 years, informed GMC authorities.
It may be mentioned here that several environmentalists as well as civil bodies have been urging the government to shift the dumping ground from Pachim Boragaon alleging that the garbage disposed of at Pachim Boragaon has been polluting and intoxicating the water at Deepor Beel, which is one of the recognized wetlands for undertaking conservation measures on the basis of its biological and environmental importance.